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(OUPV)- Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels

(Charter boat captain's license or Six Pack)

License Description

The OUPV license allows the transport of up to six passengers on an uninspected vessel.

Two licenses:
OUPV Inland: Allows operation of an uninspected vessel carrying up to six passengers on inland waters only.
Near Coastal: Allows operation of an uninspected vessel carrying up to six passengers up to 100 miles off shore.

Great Lakes Endorsement: If you have 90 days of your total sea time on the Great Lakes, you will be eligible for this endorsement

USCG Approved OUPV

All testing is done with The Captain School.
You DO NOT test with the Coast Guard.

Certification

Upon successful completion (attendance and passing required exams), you will receive a diploma from The Captain School. Students send diploma and application to the U.S. Coast Guard REC, along with your USCG Application to receive your USCG License. (You have up to 1 year to submit your application to the Coast Guard from the date on your diploma.)

Eligibility Requirements

USCG Application
Age: 18 years old

Sea Experience:

OUPV Inland
360 days* operating a small vessel
90 days of the 360 must be within the last 3 years.

OUPV Near Coastal
360 days* operating a small vessel
90 days of the 360 must be upon near coastal waters beyond the Boundary Line.
90 days of the 360 must be within the last 3 years.

* A "day" is defined as more than 4 hours away from the dock.

Upcoming Classes

2019 COURSES 

October 2019

3-5 Medical Care Provider (3 Days) $750

6-10 STCW Basic Training (5 Days) $1200

7-20 OUPV Captains License (Nights / Weekend) $950

14 Crowd Management (1 Day) $300

15 Crisis Management (1 Day) $300

22-25 Upgrade To Master (Nights) $400

22-25 Advanced Fire Fighting (4 Days) $900 

26 Sail / Tow Endorsements (Daytime) $200 / $200

27- Nov 5 STCW II/3 Assesments (8 Days) $2500

November 2019

4-17 OUPV Captains License (Nights / Weekends) $950

18-22 STCW Basic Training (5 Days) $1200

19-22 Upgrade To Master (Nights) $400

23 Sail / Tow Endorsements (Daytime) $200 / $200

December 2019

1-5 STCW Basic Training (5 Days) $1200

6-10 STCW Basic Training (5 Days) $1200

January 2020

6-19 OUPV Captains License (Nights / Weekends) $950

21-24 Upgrade To Master (Nights) $400

(More Courses & Dates Coming Soon)

Dates Subject to Change

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Training Flow Chart

Certifications Required for Crew-

Working on 6 passenger boats in the USVI

-CPR & First Aid

-Random Drug Testing Program

-add TWIC (from TSA) if entering secure port areas in US & BVI

Working on 6-12 Passenger Boats in the BVI

-add: STCW Basic Training

Working On Vessels with more than 12 passengers in BVI

-add: STCW Crowd Managment

-add TWIC (from TSA)

Additional: Helpful but not required by Law

-STCW Crisis Management

This information is not intended to answer all questions regrading licensing- use it as a guide only- information subject to change. Call for a personal consultation 340-775-2278

Certifications Required for Captains-

Operating 6 passenger boats in the USVI

-USCG OUPV Near Coastal License

-CPR & First Aid

-Random Drug Testing Program

-FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit

-TWIC Card (TSA.gov)

Operating 1-12 Passenger Boats in the BVI

-Add: Master Upgrade to 50 or 100 Gross Ton Master Near Coastal

-add: STCW Basic Training

-add: STCW Advanced Fire Fighting

-add: STCW Medical Care Provider

-add: STCW Proficency in Survival Craft (Limited)

-add: STCW II/3 Endorsement on License 

Operating Vessels with more than 12 passengers in BVI

Same as above and

-add: STCW Crowd Managment

-add: STCW Crisis Management

-add: Vessel Security Officer

This information is not intended to answer all questions regrading licensing- use it as a guide only- information subject to change. Call for a personal consultation 340-775-2278